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Churchill Birthday Celebration at the Fairmont in Chicago

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By Phil and Sue Larson

CHICAGO, November 19th – The Chicagoland Chapter hosted by Susan & Philip Larson welcomed 60 Churchillians for a black tie dinner with speaker Robert Chatteron Dickson, HMS Consul General-Chicago (13 Midwest states) . In attendance, at the Fairmont Hotel, were Churchill Centre Board Chairman Laurence Geller, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Michael Madigan and Chicago Tribune Editor Greg Burns. Mr. Dickson offered “Churchill for Today” as a stimulating subject to ponder and summed up with how relevant Churchill remains in the world arena today. Leanne Dumais, participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teacher Institute: WSC and the Anglo-American Relationship, enlightened members on her three week summer tour to the UK. She called the experience “life altering”.

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